Emergency Contraception (EC) in Liberia
Emergency Contraception or EC can prevent a pregnancy if you’ve had unprotected sex (with or without consent) or if your contraceptive method failed. You can use EC pills or a copper non-hormonal IUD.
Is EC widely available in Liberia?
Yes, the EC pill is sold in most pharmacies/drugstores in major cities across Liberia.
IUD is available at public and private health centres.
Do I need a prescription to buy EC in Liberia?
EC pills are an over-the counter medicine that is sold without a prescription. To know how to use the EC pill and other informative details, visit our EC pill page.
An IUD is used under prescription with the guidance from a medical practitioner.
Is there any age restriction for accessing EC in Liberia?
No, anyone can purchase EC.
How much does EC cost in Liberia?
An EC pill box containing 20 packs is sold at $1,950 Liberian Dollars (LRD) while a single pack is usually sold at $300 LRD in Monrovia. Costs vary from one city to another.
An IUD cost per insertion is $ 10 USD.
What are the different EC brands available in Liberia’s market?
The two most widely available EC pill brands are the lydia Postpil and back-up by Marie Stopes. The IUD brand is Lydia IUD.
Who can I contact for more information on the EC in Liberia?
Lydia Hotline number: 5585
Lydia Whatsapp: +231 88 114 0604
Lydia Facebook page: @LydiaLiberia